Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 10, Supplement 1, pp 41–48 | Cite as

The Current Status of Peritoneal Surface Oncology in India

  • Aditi BhattEmail author
  • Sanket Mehta
  • Ramakrishnan Ayaloor Seshadri
Original Article


With the increasing acceptance of cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC as a potentially curative treatment for primary and secondary peritoneal surface malignancies, peritoneal surface oncology has emerged as a distinct sub-specialty of surgical oncology. In the last 10 years, the acceptance of a conceptually different approach towards the management of peritoneal metastases has increased in India. During this period, over 1000 combined procedures have been performed in the country and most of the major cities have centers performing offering this treatment. Indian surgeons have formed collaborative groups to promote research and development of this specialty across the country. This article provides a detailed account of current practices pertaining to peritoneal surface oncology in the country and a future perspective.


Peritoneal surface oncology Peritoneal metastases Cytoreductive surgery HIPEC India 



The authors thank Mr. Stephane Laurent of Capnomed, India, for providing information regarding the certified training for PIPAC.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyZydus HospitalAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologySaifee HospitalMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Surgical OncologyCancer Institute, WIAChennaiIndia

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